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Electrical Box for a Ceiling Fan in a Patio Covering

Is a fan-rated box required when installing an outdoor fan to an aluminum patio cover roof? The fan attaches to a fan beam that engineering states supports up to 50lbs and the wires are safe in the bell housing.

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[ad#block] Electrical Question: Is a fan-rated box required for a ceiling fan in a covered patio?

Is a fan-rated box required when installing an outdoor fan to an aluminum patio cover roof?
The fan attaches to a fan beam that engineering states supports up to 50lbs and the wires are safe in the bell housing.

This electrical wiring question came from Don, a General Contractor in Roseville, California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Don.

Electrical Box for a Ceiling Fan

Application: Electrical Code General Question a Ceiling Fan.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Fan, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Fan should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Roseville, California. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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